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GDPRThe new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on May 25th 2018. It will affect every business and change many estab­lished business prac­tices and business models. It will also require a fair bit of work to ensure com­pliance, so if you aren’t already working on that, you need to learn about this and start now.

I was going to do a lot of research and attempt to write some­thing about how all busi­nesses need to be ready for it. However, I’m not a lawyer, and giving bad advice could be risky. Also, there is no way that I could come up with some­thing as clear or com­pre­hensive as Heather Burns’ white paper on GDPR for Business Owners & Senior Executives.

If you have a business of any size, whether it’s online or not, or if you’re even just at the stage of con­sid­ering setting up a business, you need to read that. All of it. No, Brexit will not make a difference.

If you’re based in the UK, you should, of course, also check out the ICO’s GDPR advice dir­ectly. Otherwise, please check with your own Data Authority for further guidance.

If I come across any other resources that are half as useful, I may add them here. For the moment though, I’m just posting this to help raise awareness among small business owners. Please help out and share it.